In the quest to prevent data breaches, healthcare providers should take advantage of the free privacy and security resources available from federal regulators. Find out about the most popular guides offered.
A stolen unencrypted laptop recently led to one of the largest health data breaches ever reported in Canada, a nation that lacks federal notification guidelines. Find out how many individuals were affected.
President Obama faces a dilemma in deciding whether to prohibit the National Security Agency from tinkering with encryption as one way to collect intelligence data from adversaries who threaten to harm America.
A bill that backers say would fortify the IT security of the nation's critical infrastructure and government by codifying, strengthening and providing oversight of the mission of the DHS has cleared its first hurdle.
The Kentucky legislation, if enacted, would require victimized state agencies to notify individuals whose personal data were exposed within 35 days of the completion of the investigation into a breach.
Undeterred, two senators will try again to get their colleagues to enact legislation that they contend would better safeguard sensitive information and notify consumers of a data breach when personally identifiable information is exposed.
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.
Another federal investigation of a relatively small health data breach has resulted in a financial penalty, this time for a physician group practice in Massachusetts. Find out the details behind the settlement.
One key way to reduce the risk of a breach is continuous improvement of information security programs. It's dangerous to put security controls in place and then walk away, thinking you're finished, warns security expert Kate Borten.
Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. What steps should organizations be taking to prepare for implementation of the standard? Troy Leach and Bob Russo of the PCI Security Standards Council explain.